British billionaire Sir Michael Hintze's penchant for poaching former Liberal Party Australian High Commissioners has seen Richard Alston and Alexander Downer flit in and out of his orbit but his most enduring connections are Angus and Richard Taylor.
AS THE cold mist from the Thames River dispersed in the winter evenings of the early 1990s, three young men from Oxford University would make the pilgrimage between their digs at the prestigious New College and the college rowing sheds on the Isis river.
The saga of #Watergate – the $80 million water buyback fiasco – has now been widely canvassed. However, questions surrounding further mysterious parts of the issue still remain, especially concerning the long and very close relationship between two of the key figures in the story — Angus Taylor and Dr Tony Reid. Jommy Tee and Ronni Salt investigate.
Mismanagement of the Murray Darling Basin has now reached such farcical proportions, it’s hard not to be reminded of Mark Twain’s edict “Truth is Stranger than Fiction”. How did this level of ineptitude, cock-ups, rorts and cronyism flourish unchecked for so long? Triskele examines the many angles of the Watergate scandal and reports.
Caymans company, Eastern Australia Irrigation, made a 200 per cent return from Australian water and cotton farms. Michael West reports on the serious accounting issues and fishy water valuations
The evidence is firming that the Government spent $80 million buying air, not water.
"Labor, Labor, Labor, Labor, Labor". This is a direct quote from the epic interview of Barnaby Joyce by Patricia Karvelas on ABC Radio last week. As is, "Labor, Labor, Labor, Labor". Michael West reports on the unfolding #Watergate saga.
It is extraordinary that the profit from Barnaby Joyce's record payment for Australian water rights, an $80 million payment of taxpayers' money, found its way to a company in the Cayman Islands which had been set up by Angus Taylor, a company at which Taylor had been a director for six years
N'er one to to stand idle verbally, Scott has stepped up his already furious pace, fine-tuned the art of the lightning pit-stop
The healing is over. What was old is young again, refreshed, enlivened. The winter of discontent is behind us and the lush green shoots of springtime have sprung.
If, faraway, there is little stirring of the earth in Oxfordshire, in the shadows of the village church in Sutton...
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